May 3, 2016


25 Perfect Drake Quotes to Write in Your Friends' Yearbooks

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You've made it. You've reached the end of your hallowed learning experience, and you're ready to say goodbye to the realest friendships (and fake ones too, lezbehonest). Now it's time to wrap your four-year journey into a few sentences and scrawl them onto the cardboard backing of your friends' yearbook.

You should sound inspired. You should sound intelligent. You should quote Drake.

Here are some Drake lyrics that will make you the most enlightened kid in school:

1. To the friend that's going to college with you: "No new friends." ("No New Friends")

2. To the casual friends you ignored in the hallway: "Man, what a time to be alive." ("Big Rings")

3. To the mild acquaintance that hosted parties in his parents' garage: "Fuck all y'all / We ignore feelings here / Premature millionaires / Welcome to my realest year." ("Fear")

4. To your friend that barely passed with a 69 average: "Guess you lose some and win some / Long as the outcome is income." ("Over My Dead Body")

5. To everyone: "If I die, I'm a motherfuckin' legend." ("Legend")

6. To your ex-gf, who's now dating your friend, but they'll probably break up after the summer's over: "You could've been the one, but it wasn't that serious." ("Fireworks")

7. To your best friend from freshman year: "Started from the bottom now we're here." ("Started from the Bottom")

8. To the person that sat next to you in homeroom, who always wanted to copy your social studies homework: "Leader of the new school it's proven and it's known / I'm sittin' in a chair, but in the future it's a throne." ("The Calm")

9. To the kid that took the auto-tech class with you: "Yeah, and my dreams are who I’m racing with / And you can see I’m pacing it so that I’m always chasing it." ("Fireworks")

10. To your friend that was too self-conscious to wear shorts: "That's just me on my solo like fuck it, like YOLO / Wanted to tell you, 'Accept yourself, you don't have to prove shit to no one except yourself.'" ("Tuscan Leather")

11. To your friends that you actually hung out with outside of school: “I live for the nights that I can’t remember, with the people that I won’t forget." ("Show Me a Good Time")

12. You know who this is for: "I'm just sayin, you could do better." ("Marvins Room")

13. To your friend that got detention with you like every other week: "The haters just bringing me and my people closer, actually." ("30 for 30 Freestyle")

14. To your best friend: "You know it’s real when you are who you think you are." ("Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2")

15. To your friend that covered for you: "Overdosed on confidence / Started not to give a fuck and stopped fearing the consequence." ("Headlines")

16. To the crush that you never quite made it official with: "When you're ready, just say you're ready." (“Take Care”)

17. To your friend that you want to be more than friends with: "I just hope that you miss me a little when I'm gone..." ("Miss Me")

18. To your friends that are taking graduation a little too dramatically: "And life change for us every single week, sooo... / It's good, but I know this ain't the peak, though." ("Successful")

19. To the kid that beat you in the spelling bee in sixth grade: "Just give it time, we'll see who's still around a decade from now." ("Tuscan Leather")

20. To the kid that still has 10 finals left: "I'm glad that they chose us / 'Cause man it's a mission, tryna fight to the finish." ("Worst Behavior")

21. To the entire class of 2016: "AWWW SUMMER SIXTEEN, PLAYIN' DIRTY NOT CLEAN" ("Summer Sixteen")

22. To your baseball team, who's been traveling all over the county for the playoffs: "I swear it feels like the last few nights, we been everywhere and back." ("Over")

23. To that lurker that always tried to infiltrate your friend group: "If you ain't been a part of it, at least you got to witness." ("Forever")

24. To your friend that's been there since kindergarten: "Just another kid that's going through life so worried that I won't be accepted / But I could do anything, you said that and you meant that." ("Look What You've Done")

25. To your partner in crime: "Man, fuck 'em ALLLLLL! MAN, WE WANT IT ALLLLLL!" ("Big Rings")

Keep on celebrating with an episode our digital miniseries The Drake Effect, where Kendrick Lamar and more explain the power of the Drizzy cosign: